On Sunday November 25th, 2018, Minhaj-ul-Quran Al-Noor Islamic Center, Ellington, CT held Connecticut’s annual 3rd parade in celebration of Mawlid-un-Nabi (peace and blessings be upon him), sponsored by director Minhaj-ul-Quran Al-Noor Islamic center CT, Allama Muhammad Sharif Kamalvi, Director Minhaj-ul-Quran Educational and Cultural center New Jersey, Allama Awais Munsif Qadri and the Masjid committee.
The program began with a recitation of the Quran by Muhammad Adan Ikhlaq. The Naat recitation was done by Muhammad Kashif Chaudhry and Kalil Ahmad Gujrati. The speeches were given by Allama Muhammad Sharif Kamalvi, Allama Awais Munsif Qadri and Qai Fazal Rasool Qadri.
The procession began at 12:00 pm from the Ellington Town Green and processed to Arbor Park, a length of o.5 miles. There were roughly 90 men, women, and children in attendance at the procession. The participants were fully engaged in the Naats, chanting slogans as well as holding various flags and signs.
Following the procession, the participants met at Minhaj-ul-Quran Al-Noor Islamic Center in Ellington, CT to say their prayers and enjoy a delicious meal.